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    An ODE is the type of poem that generally praises and glorifies a place or thing or person... It is a lengthy lyric poem typically of a serious or meditative nature and having an elevated style and formal stanza structure.

    There is neither a set stanza format, nor any particular rhyme scheme for an ode.


    Example 1 by John Keats:

    excerpt from Ode To A Nightingale

    Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
    Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
    But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
    Though the dull brain perplexes and retards:
    Already with thee! tender is the night,
    And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
    Cluster'd around by all her starry Fays;
    But here there is no light,
    Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
    Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.
    ----
    ----

    Example 2 by John Keats:

    excerpt from Ode On A Grecian Urn

    THOU still unravish’d bride of quietness,
    Thou foster-child of silence and slow time,
    Sylvan historian, who canst thus express
    A flowery tale more sweetly than our rhyme:
    What leaf-fring’d legend haunts about thy shape
    Of deities or mortals, or of both,
    In Tempe or the dales of Arcady?
    What men or gods are these? What maidens loth?
    What mad pursuit? What struggle to escape?
    What pipes and timbrels? What wild ecstasy?


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 12, 2006
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